Published Tuesday, 11 March 2014
The couple has separated after almost nine years of marriage, and the Blurred Lines hitmaker has been using his current tour to make his intentions for a reconciliation known.
He told fans at a recent show in Virginia that he was "trying to get my girl back", before performing his 2007 hit Lost Without U, which Patton inspired, and he had the beauty on his mind again in New York on Friday, when he made an impassioned speech about the importance of never giving up.
He said: "One thing I've learned about love is you find that special person, you find that special someone, you got to do whatever it takes, you know, to never give up... you got to love your family right, you got to love your children right.
"We gotta learn to forgive each other, learn to love each other... no matter who it is in your family or relationship... 'cause you're always gonna need your friends and family."
Thicke's public pleas appeared to have softened Patton's resolve - he landed a weekend reunion with the actress as they treated their son Julian to a day out in Vancouver, where the Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol star is currently filming the big screen adaptation of popular fantasy computer game World of Warcraft.
The meet-up occured two days before Thicke's 37th birthday on Monday, which he spent partying in Hollywood with a group of male friends, including Leonardo DiCaprio.